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Deadline: October 08, 2012
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Free Entry

Image of the Year Photo Contest

imageoftheyear2012 The IMAGE OF THE YEAR contest is a brand new initiative in partnership with IMAGEBRIEF where an annual ‘Brief’ will be supplied and the image that best depicts the brief will be deemed the overall winner.

The ‘Brief’:

LIVE PHOTOGRAPHY is this year’s contest theme; photographers should submit images that depict ‘living’ for photography. The image may be of any *publicly acceptable subject matter and should illustrate how much emotion the art form invokes. Editing is permitted but the image should retain the ‘feel’ of a photograph. The brief is quite open and we will be accepting any image that directly relates to photography whether a beauty shot, landscape shot, fashion shot etc. as long as the image evokes a feeling of “passion for photography”.

Random images not meeting the brief will be judged accordingly. If you’re unsure of the brief then have a look at some of the example images loaded for ideas. Get creative and put your own spin on the concept.

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: The photographer with the winning image will walk away with the massive grand prize of:
ELINCHROM BXRi 250/500 To Go Set: This state of the art studio lighting kit with built in wireless receivers, full digital control all the latest a features a studio photographer needs. The 'To Go Set' includes Skyport transmitter, softboxes and padded carry bags.
ADOBE Photoshop CS6 Extended: Regarded as the leading photo editing software, Photoshop is the essential tool for a photographers post production needs.
GITZO GT1540T Tripod: The carbon fiber Traveller series are the most compact professional tripod in the market.
GITZO 1077M Centre Ball Head: The G1077M features a precision machined aluminium ball allowing an ultra-smooth operation. With a single lock for rapid and reliable locking in any position.
DIANA Deluxe Kit: The Diana F+ is a take on the 1960s classic medium-format camera, lovingly enhanced to accommodate a slew of exciting accessories! The Deluxe kit has everything you need.
PELICAN / STORM iM2450 Black Case with padded dividers: What better way to protect your gear than in a virtually indestructible paddedc case. The iM2450 is perfect for airline travel too.
CODP (College Of Digital Photography) - Studio Photography Course (5 weeks): An advanced level course suitable for anyone serious about studio photography.
LEXAR SDHC 600x 16GB Professional UHS-1 SD Card: Ultimate high-speed, Class 10 performance—leverages UHS-I technology for blazing-fast 600x (90MB/s) minimum guaranteed read transfer speed.
LEXAR Dual-Slot UDMA USB 3.0 Reader: Leverages SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology for high-speed file transfers, with USB interface speed up to 500MB/s
KEYSTONE/SPACELIGHT FULL DAY STUDIO RENTAL with equipment and assistant: The ideal opportunity to shoot in a professional studio, fully equipped and with an assistant provided.
PEARSON BOOKS gift voucher: With so many educational books for photographers to choose from Pearsons have provided a R750 voucher for any of their titles.
ENERGIZER Recharge Compact 2450: This range of chargers and rechargeable batteries offer up to 4 times the performance of an ordinary alkaline battery in digital cameras.
PHOTOTIPS Principles of Nature Photography. Book and DVD: Learn how to get the most from your equipment, work with light and capture images that you never thought possible.
PVC Backdrop Reversible Black/White 3.2m x 6m: The ultimate re-usable backdrop, reversible black and white for varied uses.
BANG BANG CLUB DVD: A drama based on the true-life experiences of four combat photographers capturing the final days of apartheid in South Africa.
2 x PHOTO & FILM EXPO 2013 VIP weekend passes: Tickets for 2 to Africas largest photographic event, held annually at The Coca-Cola Dome.

The TOP 10 images will be featured in the December issue of PiX Magazine and the TOP 3 winners will be featured in the magazine with a full bio and showcase of other works.

The TOP 20 images will be publicly displayed at the PHOTO & FILM EXPO during the event and will also be showcased at The HOME OF PHOTO gallery in Brightwater Commons Shopping Centre thereafter. Winning images will be printed at no cost to the entrant. ELIGIBILITY: Open to residents of South Africa Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: the photographer will retain the copyright of their images USAGE RIGHTS: Entrants understand that their images may be publicized in contest promotions, the photographer will retain the copyright of their images and the submissions will not be used for alternate commercial gain without consultation with the copyright holder.

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